verb (used with object), encoded, encoding.
to convert (a message, information, etc.) into code.

1930–35; en-1 + code

encodable, adjective
encodement, noun
encoder, noun
misencode, verb (used with object), misencoded, misencoding.
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encode (ɪnˈkəʊd)
1.  to convert (a message) from plain text into code
2.  computing Compare decode to convert (characters and symbols) into a digital form as a series of impulses
3.  to convert (an electrical signal) into a form suitable for transmission
4.  to convert (a nerve signal) into a form that can be received by the brain
5.  to use (a word, phrase, etc, esp of a foreign language) in the construction appropriate to it in that language

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Word Origin & History

1919, from en- "make, put in" + code. Computing sense is from 1955, usually shortened colloquially to code. Related: Encoded; encoding.
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Science Dictionary
encode   (ěn-kōd')  Pronunciation Key 
To specify the genetic code for the synthesis of a protein molecule or a part of a protein molecule.
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Computing Dictionary

encode definition

1. To convert data or some physical quantity into a given format. E.g. uuencode.
See also encoder.
2. To encrypt, to perform encryption.

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Example sentences
The computers then encode the video, converting it to a format that can be
  viewed within the system.
The end result is a brain that is much, much more than simply the sum of the
  nucleotides that encode a few thousand proteins.
Ingeniously, they encode the information and store it electronically for
  release on command or on some schedule.
Genetic technology allows genes, and thus the proteins those genes encode, to
  be knocked out of individual mice.
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